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18/05/22

We have been working with to deliver cooking club this half term - children have sampled different fruits and decorated biscuits! As you can see - the children have loved this! https://t.co/taU2OEM0mQ

17/05/22

Our Year 5’s enjoyed the Viking workshop today and used their knowledge to act out Viking battles https://t.co/3mEn5jOdtL

12/05/22

Thank you to our Year 1 parents that attended the phonics workshop this week. It was great to see you all there! https://t.co/GutyipeLtu

05/05/22

Our children enjoyed Cooking Club this week and learnt how to make a healthy salad. Cant wait to see what they make next week! Thank you https://t.co/htAPipZFUE

29/04/22

What an amazing day yesterday - we all had so much fun and each class now has their own personalised picture drawn by Korky Paul! https://t.co/hnejovFriv

28/04/22

The buzz of excitement can be felt at the book signing taking place right now at HPAB with Korky Paul https://t.co/15QFc42UQz

28/04/22

We are super excited today as we have the illustrator Korky Paul with us today! Welcome to HPAB Korky! https://t.co/rQRL3ILzXc

27/04/22

Year 2 are on a minibeast hunt for their topic is Science thos afternoon! How many will they find? https://t.co/ava68jhngU

01/04/22

***HPAB EASTER BONNET PARADE WINNERS*** What a fantastic event today - we had lots of fun! Thank you to all of the parents that attended and well done to our winners!

01/04/22

What an amazing Dip and Do homework from our Year 2 pupil on The Great Fire of London for our history topic this half term. Well done! https://t.co/WhrCnUi8MT

30/03/22

Year 4 have been transported back in time to celebrate everything Roman! https://t.co/yzMmYlw5fy

23/03/22

Year 6 have been reading Pig Heart Boy by and have been thoroughly enjoying it. They are currently writing persuasive letters to Dr Bryce. Thank you https://t.co/TjxxS4lNyE

18/03/22

We are supporting Red Nose Day today. Thank you for wearing something red and donating to this fantastic charity! https://t.co/5ni2VWpVuD

16/03/22

We have had some amazing 'Dip & Do' homework from our Year 3's. Well done! https://t.co/204eYYieIg

03/03/22

We have had an amazing today. The costumes were outstanding! But WBD isn't just about dressing up - we also had an assembly and completed activities all around the love of reading! Take a look at our costumes here https://t.co/SskhmJeBx2 via

03/03/22

We are enjoying with a special assembly on one of our favourite books Winnie The Witch. We are also looking forward to welcoming to our Academy later on this month! https://t.co/qiCCkXI1wl via

03/03/22

***HPAB Chick Update*** Take a look at our Timelapse of the last three days. We have 10 chicks that have hatched and what an amazing experience for all to witness. https://t.co/wyUJHIxRiK via

03/03/22

It's WORLD BOOK DAY! https://t.co/g83DG3fWBt

03/03/22

***HPAB Chick Update*** Now we have 10 chicks! We are so excited! https://t.co/SgBrEC7kwN

03/03/22

***HPAB Chick Update*** This is the moment chick number 5 hatched! The buzz around the Academy today has been electric with children & adults excited to see our chicks hatch https://t.co/Z3X27CGYhI

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Computing

Introduction
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. Computing builds on the Technology aspect of the Early Learning Goals within the EYFS

An excellent, working knowledge of computing and IT is an important part of equipping children for future learning and future work. We believe in teaching children the key knowledge and skills to enable them to use technology to complement and improve their work and life experiences.

Our computing curriculum has three main strands:

  • Digital Literacy - e-safety and using the most functional technology for the task
  • Information Technology – the use of computers for functional purposes
  • Computer Science – programming, coding ad problem solving

Rationale
Our computing curriculum is designed to give children the ability to use computers and software and to become digitally literate. In our modern society, where new technology is being introduced and developed constantly, it is important that children have an insight into how digital systems work and how they can use programming to effect changes. They also need the skills to be able to respond to developments in technology and gain new knowledge.

Intent
At HPAB, our curriculum is designed to cover the full range of National Curriculum objectives for KS1 & KS2. National Curriculum objectives for Computing are outlined by Key Stage, not year group or phase. Accordingly, HPAB will achieve progression by repeating key stage objectives from one year group to the next, but in increasingly complex contexts or with increasingly complex tasks. This applies particularly to the e-safety and programming elements of the Computing curriculum. For example – To write programs that accomplish specific goals in Year 3 may be achieved with simple forward/back/turn movements on-screen, but in Year 6 it would be achieved by programming a physical system to grab hold of an object and then release it elsewhere.

Our curriculum is designed to maximise the use of efficient and intuitive technology and therefore focuses on using touch-screen and block-based programming software in KS1 & Lower KS2 before advancing to keyboard and screen and character-code programming in Upper KS2. Our aims within computing align with the National Curriculum.  We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

We recognise that children in our academy use a wide range of technology in a range of contexts and need to be equipped with a solid understanding of internet safety. 

Implementation - What does Computing look like at HPAB?

Computing Curriculum

How will we implement our computing curriculum?
Computing is a significant part of everyone’s daily life and we want our children to be at the forefront of new technology.  Children will have opportunities to use a range of technology both within computing lessons and across the curriculum. Computing is taught weekly through Purple Mash with clear progression of skills for each year group.

In the Early Years, children will be taught to recognise that a range of technology is used both at home and at school.  Children will have opportunities to select appropriate technology for a particular purpose and we will encourage parental feedback so that we know how children access and use technology at home. 

Impact - How will we evaluate the impact of the computing curriculum?  At HPAB we believe that when assessing computing it is important to look for evidence of knowledge of understanding as well as technical skills. Asking pupils to talk about what they have learned as well as showing the work they have completed, will provide important evidence of learning which is collected on a class book. We assess through observation of work on tasks, contribution to class discussion and peer discussions. End of unit low stakes testing allows us to see what has been learnt during the unit and therefore gives us the evidence of the impact the computing curriculum has had.